The Multi-layer City, Reinventing Paris (17th)
Paris’ Périphérique ring-road is spanned by a garden bridge, a living structure with a landscaped surface accessible to all, opening on all sides to public streets. Above the bridge, a free arrangement of housing and offices. Their structural autonomy creates a capacity to evolve, alongside the re-invention of the city. The buildings are linked at roof level to create an urban farm dedicated to growing the first Parisian tea plantation. Mixed-use blocks mean residents and office users can both enjoy this extraordinary garden.
With the planted balconies and garden bridge, the fully three-dimensional landscaping scheme becomes an environmental powerhouse, contributing to the pleasure of experiencing city life differently. Porte des Ternes plays host to a development that is both unique and of its place, reconnecting with Paris.
|Client||BNP Paribas Real Estate, Nbim (investor)|
|Area||20,000 m² NIA|
|Tech. Cons.||SLA (landscape), Terrell (structure), Elithis (HVAC), Dal (costing)|
|Associate architect||Jacques Ferrier Architectes|
|Project manager||Mickaël Hassani|
|Project||11,000 m² of offices, 4,200 m² of private housing, 1,800 m² of social housing, 1,330 m² of tea plantation, horticultural school, tea boutique, retail spaces Hqe: Passeport Hqe 2015 (level excellent), Breeam (level excellent), Biodivercity City of Paris Climate plan|